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In this 2-hour course, we’ll borrow inspirations from poetic forms, genre conventions such as time limited devices, and learn six common traditional and unconventional story structures by weighing the risks and rewards of each form.

Website: https://www.storystudiochicago.org/classes/classes/form-c...

Categories: Book

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$65.00

Based in Chicago

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

In this 2-hour generative writing workshop, we’ll revisit coming of age milestones that our adult-selves can now see with compassion. We’ll read multi-genre excerpts as examples, discuss how writers examine those awkward teen years in literature, and write with guided prompts inspired by the pieces.

Website: https://www.porchtn.org/class/writing-the-teen-self

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$60.00

Based in Nashville

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Creative Writing Workshop

The Women's Institute of Houston

This is a writing class that welcomes all genres—whether you’re plotting a novel, excavating memory for your memoir, or considering the line breaks of a poem. In each class you will be introduced to a craft topic, given examples in published work, and receive writing prompts to take home.

Website: https://www.wih.org/product/creative-writing-workshop-aug...

Categories: Book

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$225.00

Based in Houston

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Crafting Your Life into Story

The Writer's Center

Learn how to identify several pivotal events of your life and shape one of them into a work of fiction or non-fiction. Following a tried-and-true formula, you will learn how to identify, begin, and structure an autobiographical story.

Website: https://writer.org/event/crafting-your-life-into-story/

Categories: Book

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$100.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Short Story I

The Writer's Center

Learn dialogue, develop characters, use point of view, learn to read analytically, and polish your work to send it out! This workshop will teach participants how to edit other’s work, read like a writer, scrutinize sentences, and how to submit to magazines.

Website: https://writer.org/event/short-story-i-2/

Categories: Book

Start date:

August, 2024

Price:

$380.00

Based in Washington

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

In this 2-week class, move beyond the conventional ways of creating a character—describing clothes, hair, expression—into a deeper enactment of specificity, unveiling our characters’ motivations, desires, and vulnerabilities. Read stories by Alice Munro and William Trevor, drawing lessons from them about how to create lively, fully-imagined characters.

Website: https://www.writingsalons.com/event/character-alchemy-sum...

Categories: Book

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$153.00

Based in San Francisco

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

The Novel Opening

Writer's Digest University

While a sharp query goes a long way to inviting in the agent and editor, even that won’t pique their curiosity if they skip ahead to the novel start and the pages don’t deliver. How can you produce an infallible story opening?

Website: https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/courses/the-novel-...

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$400.00

Online course

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

This six-week workshop with award-winning author Patrick Stockwell will focus on weekly readings and generative writing exercises to explore the strengths and traditions of the road trip narrative. Participants will leave the class with a new understanding of structure, characterization, and good story-telling.

Website: https://www.writespacehouston.org/creative-writing.html

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$210.00

Based in Houston

Level: Any

Length: 1

Class size: 15

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

In this workshop, we'll talk about the history of time travel stories, play fast and loose with time in generating some writing of our own, and learn some techniques and moves that you can use to move backwards, forwards, sideways, and in a loop when it comes to time.

Website: https://writing-workshops-org.myshopify.com/collections/t...

Categories: Book

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$75.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: 10

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

In this fun, funny four-week course, you’ll learn how to weave horror and comedy together to create a new literary something or other that maximizes both genres. Might be flash fiction, a ten-minute screenplay, a short story, a comedy sketch or an experimental combo. Creativity welcomed!

Website: https://writers.com/course/the-cabin-in-the-virtual-woods...

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$345.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Length: 6

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Over the course of one week, writers will generate their own science fiction and fantasy pieces and workshop them with the help of their peers. They will learn the differences between the genres and read the works of notable authors.

Website: https://www.storystudiochicago.org/classes/youth/2024-you...

Categories: Book

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$325.00

Based in Chicago

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Writing Sprints is an exercise-intensive course designed to “unstick” writers struggling to start or continue new projects, boosting writing productivity. The course relies heavily on writing exercises (for both fiction & nonfiction writers). This class is for writers of all levels looking for inspiration and motivation.

Website: https://sackettworkshop.com/writing/2024/03/05/8-week-wri...

Categories: Book

Start date:

September, 2024

Price:

$700.00

Online course

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 8

Prerequisites: A writing sample is recommended for this class.

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